If you’re interested in a rewarding career as a children’s nurse, we currently have vacancies on the Child Nursing branch of our BSc (Hons) Nursing RN course commencing in April 2011. For entry onto the course, you’ll need to have appropriate qualifications to meet the course entry requirements and also to have evidence of study undertaken within the past 5 years.
Children’s nurses can work with clients ranging from newborn babies through to adolescents, and have to be adaptable to the differing needs of children in terms of responding to the stage of their development, understanding how this can affect things such as physical conditions and communication abilities. They also need to have flexibility in being able to support parents, guardians and carers.
Children’s nurses need a range of excellent interpersonal skills, such as empathy, the ability to work with people from different backgrounds and of different ages, solid communication skills and being able to keep calm under pressure. It’s an incredibly rewarding career for those with a passion for caring and an affinity for working with people.
Once qualified, many nurses specialise in a particular clinical area, such as neonatal care or paediatric oncology, so there’s plenty of room for professional development once you’ve gained your registered nurse status.
Our nursing degree provides the opportunity to train to become a registered children’s nurse and combines both academic and practical training through the 3 years of the full-time course. Our state of the art simulation facilities and skills suites allow students to develop essential practical skills in a safe environment under the supervision of our tutors, so they can feel more confident when it comes to using these skills when they go out on their clinical placements. Find out more about our degree.
Interested in joining the course in April 2011?
If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a children’s nurse, meet the academic entry requirements for the course and have evidence of study within the past 5 years, you are welcome to make an application to us. Applications are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and you can apply through their website at www.ucas.ac.uk/students/apply. Be quick, though, as the course commences in early April so time is of the essence!